Viewers can watch the 2015 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show live online and catch all the action, from the $2 million Fantasy Bra to performances by Selena Gomez and The Weeknd.
The 2015 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show airs Tuesday at 10 p.m. on CBS. It will also be available for live streaming over the internet for those who can’t make it to a television (link provided below).
The show will feature some of the biggest names in modeling, including Victoria’s Secret Angels Adriana Lima, Alessandra Ambrosio, Behati Prinsloo, and Candice Swanepoel. There are also some new faces, including Elsa Hosk, Jac Jagaciak, Jasmine Tookes, Sara Sampaio, Stella Maxwell, and Taylor Hill.
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One of the biggest events of the 2015 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show will be the reveal of the $2 million Fantasy Bra, which will be worn by Lily Aldridge.
Viewers who watch the 2015 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show live online will be seeing more than just a made-for-television event. The show itself has become one of the biggest PR push for Victoria’s Secret in the company’s bid to keep their brand on top.
Fortune explained that the show has become a “cultural touchstone,” drawing 9.7 million viewers in 2013 and 9.1 million last year. And Victoria’s Secret is growing its brand, generating a robust $836 per square foot at stores in the United States, numbers that Fortune notes are closer to a luxury brand.
The show is also a launching point for many of the Victoria’s Secret models. This year viewers will get to see Megan Puleri walk the runway in an astronaut outfit, completing an amazing story that started in a Gap store in Ohio. Puleri’s parents were shopping there when they happened to meet Ed Razek, the chief marketing officer of the lingerie maker’s parent company, Limited Brands.
“She said, ‘My daughter wants to be a model,’ ” Megan said. “[My parents’ attitude was] ‘Should we put the wind in her sails — and if we don’t, will she resent us?’ ”
As the New York Post recounted, Puleri’s parents made a pitch for the then 15-year-old Megan, an aspiring model, and Razek took notice. After waiting a few years (Victoria’s Secret models have to be at least 18), Megan was signed to the company.
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Selecting the models and putting together the show is a long process. As Razek told CBS, there is a lot that goes into the creative decisions of who will be wearing what.
“It’s an organic process,” he said. “We are looking for a combination of power and balance throughout, so we keep adjusting pretty much up to the last minute.”
Finding the right women for the job is also a difficult task, Razek said. He noted that the process of finding the right models to walk the runway is very intricate, and that the show’s producers look for a mix of qualities.
“Strength, confidence, vitality, beauty, personality, [and] energy. Someone with great spirit and, hopefully, a nice person,” he said.
Picking the model to wear the fantasy bra has its own complications. Razek said they look for someone who has made “a major contribution to the brand in the past 12 months,” but said that it’s ultimately a judgement call as there are many women who qualify.
Those who want to watch the 2015 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show live online can click here for streaming video. Viewers will need to sign up for CBS All Access, but there is a one-week free trial available. CBS is also offering live streaming video of the pre-show, including interviews with the models.
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